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This is my entry for Over The Horizons Contest!NEWS
Hello everyone and welcome!
We Start Our Contest TODAY!
I know that the information below seems like a lot, but I only do this to be sure that ALL of you are doing the same thing to give you more chances to win in your skill level. I really think "open" contests are not fair; usually, only those with advance photomanipulation skills win. Not here! You ALL have the chance to win some great stuff!

:bulletred: BEFORE YOU GET STARTED ON YOUR ENTRY: Let Me Take This Time To Remind You Of Something VERY Important :bulletred:
There are more and more pre-cut out stock for us to use now; AND there are a many more stock accounts that have 3D Rendered stock.  
We at ManipulateThis are Traditional Photomanipulators who use photo stock, unless I say it's a 3D Rendered Challenge or if it's okay to Mix Media; that is, use Photo Stock with 3D Rendered stock.
You will find many good looking 3D Rendered stock that look like photos, so BE CAREFUL! ONLY Photo Sto
held by :iconmanipulatethis:

So, this is my first time manipulating a landscape. I saw the contest and thought it might be pretty fun even though I've never done anything like it before. Usually I'm terrible at creating a full background, and when I do it just with a couple stocks. This one I used 10! And that doesn't include brushes!
What do you think? I like the way it turned out.

Inspiration: Landscape Premade by Whendellby :iconwhendell:


Kasteel Du Parc in Vlamertinge by Wimmeke63
stock 47
Rock Cindyart Stock
Precut Stones
Pink Sky and Moon
Waterfall stock
Lake Background
Beach Stock - 5
Castle png 3
Random Splatter Brushes PS7+
water splash png
Birds Flying Photoshop and GIMP Brushes
Space_Stock 17
Brushes 1 - clouds brushes

 All other FX created by me, or added from my own sources.
Many thanks to everyone who shares their awesome stock! :love:
Thanks in advance to anyone who comments or faves. I appreciate the encouragement and feedback of my fellow artists. :hug:
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Beautiful. I love the atmosphere and mood that you created; great fog effect. You created a nice illusion of depth and space, but I do have a suggestion. On the area of the waterfall in the nearest foreground, it would be nice to see the whitest areas sparkle just a bit more with highlights. There should be water droplets brushes available to help pull that area even more forward with more detail. Also, the area of the falls that is directly in the next level, which could be consider the beginning of the middle ground, could be just a touch sharper and brighter; that's why it's important to bring more detail into the nearest foreground.

The rest is perfect. Good job!